Poble Sec & Sant Antoni Attractions in Barcelona

Rated one of Barcelona's fastest up and coming neighborhoods, Poble Sec is quickly becoming the neighborhood to be in. Ideally situated near the water and the mountains, this small, rustic Barcelona barrio has excellent restaurants, bars and clubs as well as a diverse cultural section. Slightly off of the tourist path, it's a great area to explore, if you're looking for something a little different and not so mainstream.

Our number one pick is perfect if you have children and even if you don't, it's definitely worth checking out before dinner one evening. The Magic Fountain Show, in Plaza Espanya about a 5 minute walk from Poble Sec and it makes dancing water, look cool. Perfectly choreographed to upbeat music, the Magic Fountain Show airs most nights during the summer with shows about every 15-20 minutes.

Head into the neighborhood directly beside Poble Sec and Sant Antoni is another hidden Barcelona gem. Our number six pick is perfect for market lovers and for those who want to avoid the hustle of the Boqueria on La Rambla. Mercat de Sant Antoni is a nice way to spend an afternoon on the weekend.

Whether you're into theater or not, our number nine pick is worth checking out. Inaugurated in 1905 the theater has been completely remodeled and today features plenty of theatrical shows as well as flamenco performances.

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Magic Fountain

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avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina

Choreographed, dancing water fountain show. Night of entertainment for adults and children... read more

Palau Nacional

mirador del Palau Nacional 4
Parc de Montjuïc

Home of the universal exposition... read more

Fira de llibres d'ocasió

Mercat de Sant Antoni

Second-hand book fair... read more

Parc de l'Espanya Industrial

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passeig de Sant Antoni

An Industry Turned Park... read more

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Plaça Espanya

carrer Pla de Matabous

Large, bustling square. Hosts famous magic fountain show. Near Montjuic tennis club... read more

Mercat de Sant Antoni

carrer del Comte d'Urgell 1

Neighborhood Market with Books as Well... read more


carrer de Sant Antoni dels Sombrerers 5

Art thou Ready?... read more

Paral.lel (El)

avinguda del Paral.lel

The Glory of the Past... read more

L'Hospital de la Santa Creu i San Pau

Sant Antoni María Claret 167-171

Heart Meets Art... read more
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